Not long ago, we talked about shipping containers popping up more frequently as types of living spaces, commercial buildings and more. That original post got us thinking and sparked a bit of a hunt for other types of ‘alternative’ homes.
How about this for pondering… ever thought of a home made out of a grain silo?
Okay – unless you come from heart of the prairies like us, not everyone will know what a grain silo is. I know them all too well – being from Saskatchewan and having family in the farming industry, I spent quite a few of my childhood summers hanging around these giant grain repositories.
I don’t think it would be too farfetched seeing these pop up here in Saskatchewan – you know, being a bunch of farmers and all. No, really. Saskatchewan IS known for its thriving farming industry.
But, could you see these as a future category of real estate listing? Just like shipping containers, these steel units are proving to be both trendy and perhaps a bit easier on the bank account.
Have a look at this remodeled grain silo. This quaint little home is actually located on an old homestead right here in Saskatchewan.
Not too shabby for a bachelor pad! I know I wouldn’t mind one of these myself. Check out the inside of this little marvel:
Want something a little bit bigger? How about this 1800 square foot double- silo home in Woodland, Utah, designed by Gigaplex Architects, otherwise known as the ‘Monte-Silo.’
And the pièce de résistance…the sleeping quarters! It seems that this is everyone’s favorite part, including mine. Reminiscent of a sleeping bunker in a train – this looks so cozy! And I’m pretty sure I could handle the stereo sound and flat screen accompanying each bedroom nook.
As we strive to become better friends with the environment, it’s no secret that ‘green’ thinking is on the rise – a re-purposed silo might be just what mother nature ordered to offset your carbon footprint.